Document for April 8th:
17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Direct Election of U.S. Senators (1913)
Passed by Congress May 13, 1912, and ratified April 8, 1913, the 17th amendment modified Article I, section 3, of the Constitution by allowing voters to cast direct votes for U.S. Senators. Prior to its passage, Senators were chosen by state legislatures.
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